For banana growers, the pesticide DBCP seemed like a godsend when it came on the market in the 1960s. The chemical has no equal for killing parasites that can devastate a banana crop. But DBCP proved to be uniquely effective for another purpose as well: sterilizing the men... More >>>
Charles E. Ames
Banana republic: The Dole sunburst logo is ubiquitous in
Costa Rica, from an ad at Juan Santamaria International
Airport vowing to "produce in harmony with the
environment" to the trailers waiting at a processing plant
for their cargo of bananas. The pesticide DBCP was
pumped into the soil with handheld injectors, at bottom.